Grammy Award winning pianist and composer Paul Sullivan will perform a solo piano concert at the USCB Center for the Arts on Thursday January 26th at 7 p.m.
Sullivan, who is making his first visit to Beaufort, describes the evening as a “Getting to Know You” concert, and is offering the concert free of charge, asking only that people bring a contribution of non-perishable food for the Lowcountry Food Pantry.
Sullivan has performed all around the world, as a soloist and as a member of the Paul Winter Consort. He is a gifted improviser and storyteller, and he has a friendly and relaxed style, with a great sense of humor. His career has brought him into contact with such dignitaries as Leonard Bernstein, Dave Brubeck, Yo Yo Ma, and the Princess of Japan, but he also plays regularly at the schools, fundraisers and nursing homes of his community in Maine. He is best known for his original compositions, which blend jazz and classical styles in a unique and delightful way. He has recorded over 14 CDs.
Sullivan studied at the New England Conservatory, St. Paul Choir School, Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale, and then made a career in New York City playing in jazz clubs, concert halls and Broadway shows.
Paul’s concert will feature a variety of music and styles that appeal to all tastes, and the main theme is always “fun”.
Contact Bonnie Hargrove at USCB Performing Arts Center for more information.